Treefort 2018 Survival Guide

6 MONTHS AGO

Are you ready to party at Treefort 2018?!

We can hardly wait to share all the music, films, stories, laughs, and memories with you! To help you out, we whipped up this little survival guide to make sure you are Treefort Ready.

WHAT TO BRING

COMFY SHOES

You’ll be doing a lot of walking & dancing so be prepared to run wild all five days of Treefort!

LAYERS OF CLOTHES

As the locals say “if you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes!” In Treefort’s past, we’ve had everything from clear, sunny skies with 70 degree weather to snow, so you have to be prepared for anything. Nights might get a little chilly. If you’re in need of some Treefort swag, click here.

SUNGLASSES AND/OR HAT

Maybe the sun will be in your face, other times the wind, or maybe you just want to look cool.

REUSABLE WATER BOTTLE AND/OR STEEL PINT CUP

Gotta stay hydrated! Main Stage only serves draft beer in steel pint cups to eliminate waste. Main Stage will also not have single use water cups. Buy a Treefort water bottle or steel pint cup or BYO!

FANNY PACK/BAG

For your phone, wallet, merchandise purchases and other belongings. Don’t have a fanny pack? Treefort has your back (or rather, your hips).

EARPLUGS

5 days of rocking out will take a toll on your earholes! Protect yourself from hearing loss with your own pair of reusable earplugs.

SKATEBOARD/BICYCLE/SCOOTER

The faster you can get to that show, screening or panel discussion, the better, right? Plus it’s more fun to glide around the city from one amazing event to the next. You could join the skaters at SkatefortBoise Bicycle Project sets up bike racks all over the festival so your whip has a home near every venue, and if you don’t have any of these alternative transportations, you can easily rent a bicycle from many of the downtown shops!

YOGA MAT

For you yogis who will be attending a Yogafort class, please bring your own mat…and an open mind.

MOBILE CHARGER

What if you see Andrew W.K. at the Pussy Riot show but your phone’s dead so you can’t take a #cool #selfie? On-the-go charging will save your life when you’ve lost your friends or forgot when Clara’s Ghost starts. (FYI: it starts at 4:45pm on Saturday, March 24th at The Flicks)

SKIP THE LINE

From our largest venue to the smallest, Treefort Music Fest on occasion will have fans lined up outside the venue. By purchasing your 5-day wristband, you have priority entry, however if you like to bounce around, we recommend jumping to the front of the line by upgrading to the ultimate ZIPLINE pass!

BEER UNDER 10 BUCKS

Forget breaking the bank on booze. We keep the prices low for your drinking pleasure (seriously, it’s only $6), plus we have a badass selection of local andregional beer, wine & cider for you to sip on over the 5 days. Keep an eye out for Payette Brewing’s official Treefort brew, Axe Handle IPL which will be available at multiple locations during the festival. And don’t forget your steel cup!

KEEP TREEFORT CLEAN

RECYCLE & COMPOST

Treefort has always had recycling bins around the festival and inside venues. Since 2014, we have had full-fledged trash, recycling and compost stations made of recycled pellets. The stations are run by our Green Team, a special fleet of volunteers that keeps Treefort tidy. After the festival, the compost goes to Whole Foods Market. Although there are many ways and opportunities to recycle during Treefort, ultimately it is up to you where you put your recyclable and compostable items. Be sure to find a recycling bin when you have the following items:

    • Aluminum/Steel/Tin: cans of Cool Water*, soda, etc.
      *Fun fact – did you know Treefort vendors no longer sell plastic water bottles? Treefort 2016 was the first year Woodland Empire filled aluminum cans with Cool Water as an alternative to plastic water bottles.
    • Plastic: Numbers 1-7 only; this means no plastic bags or utensils.

  • Paper: This means all paper except for paper that has been in contact with food and drink such as paper plates and napkins.
  • Corrugated Cardboard

These items are compostable:

  • Fruits & veggies
  • Coffee grounds & tea bags
  • Any sort of Earth stuff such as leaves

Everything else…is TRASH: It does not belong on the ground or anywhere besides the trash can! So please take the time to throw it away properly so we can keep the festival and the city clean.

THE PLAN OR STUMBLE

Whether you are a down to the minute scheduler or the ‘go-with-the-flow…stumbler of whatever happens happens’, the Treefort App is your new best friend! The Treefort App is your main hand-held schedule of events at Treefort, download it now to start your adventures!

QUICKLY BOUNCE AROUND TOWN

WALK

Treefort venues are all within walking distance.

SKATEBOARD/BIKE/ROLLERBLADE

If you got one, bring one. If you don’t, there’s always Boise Green Bike, a service providing bikes to rent at stations all across town.

CARPOOL

Fill the van with all your friends and come on down to the shows!

A FESTIVAL OF DISCOVERY

Treefort is all about discovery. Take some time to check out the artists on the 2018 lineup, have a listen to their tunes and discover a new favorite band. Click over here for all the artists rockin’ Treefort 2018 and be sure to explore even more with all of the other activities we have over the five days!

SECOND CHANCE SHOWS + DAY PARTIES

Forget trying to clone yourself! There’s now an easier way to see more bands outside of their official festival set! Check out this year’s Showcases, Day Parties and Second Chance Shows — all are free and open to the public.

FLY TO BOISE AND SECURE YOUR SHACK

With nearly 500 bands over the five days, you’re going to want a nice, comfy spot to recharge in between sets. Click here to book your room at one of our preferred shacking spots.

READY TO ROCK’N’ROLL?

Your bag is packed, hotel is booked and you’re committed to keeping Treefort clean & green. Now all you need is your 5-day Treefort Music Fest pass!

If you still don’t have a Treefort pass, passes are available online or at the Record Exchange.

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